I just cross-posted a question and feel slightly dirty. It seems to me that almost any question here could also be posted there. The community there is so much bigger, unless the question is REALLY specific, I'd pretty much always be inclined to post there first.


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Here is our discussion of when a programming question belongs here or SO. (And presumably also things like where an art question belongs here or the eventual art SEs, sysadmin here or Server Fault, etc.)

Here is our discussion of cross-posting. The short version: Don't.

Here is a more general question asking why this site exists separate from SO in the first place..

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    \$\begingroup\$ Those should be added to the FAQ, IMO. \$\endgroup\$
    – sprugman
    Jan 29, 2011 at 21:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ @sprugman, good idea \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetrad
    Jan 29, 2011 at 22:10

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